It’s taken almost a year but I am back on my bike again. I am fortunate it’s an e-bike because I doubt I’d be able to ride a regular bike without pain. However, the throttle takes away the need for peddling, so I can enjoy biking again with my husband. We rode the Confederation Trail twice last week. It is the old rail bed which except for one area along the coast, goes through the centre of the island.
The trail goes through farmland which is being harvested currently or will be in the coming weeks. Farm equipment was out in some fields, cutting hay in this case.
Gulls were busy in the hay, not averse to leaving the shoreline behind to forage in the freshly mown fields.
In some areas, the hay is already baled. By chance, the bale in the centre of the photo below looks like it has fireweed poking out of both sides.
You never know what’s in a shot until you see the result.
Most fireweed is gone to seed at this point of the summer. The fuzzy seed is easily carried on the breeze and distributed everywhere.
The last section of trail we rode is newly resurfaced. We turned around at a new bridge constructed over a marsh/pond area.
A cloudless sky was reflected in the surface of the pond, a mirror which created a rich deep blue.
A reflection of a clump of grass
looks almost as real turned upside down.
Riding along the trail surrounded by nature, with the wind in your face, provides a glorious sense of freedom. This month crickets add to the ambience. You can hear them through the breeze all along the trail, as if to summon autumn which is waiting among the trees.
The trail is well maintained across the island and is used by islanders and visitors alike. This cyclist is glad to be back there.